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Library Resources for Distance Learning

Here are some great library resources that the Collierville Schools Librarians have put together in a collection on the Collierville Schools Distance Learning page. Be sure to scroll down to the library collections to get there. You will love all of the opportunities to try! Be sure to share them with your family! I hope to see you soon!! I miss you!

How to use the E-Library!

Hi WCMS! I hope you are all well! Here is a quick video showing you how to access the e-Library. Remember, you must go through class link to get to the e-library. If you have any questions, email me at nfrance@colliervilleschools.org. I'll be glad to help you! Please use some of this time to read!!! You might discover a new genre that you are not familiar with. Let me know what you are reading and if you enjoyed it! I miss seeing all of you! I hope to see you soon!

March 30, 2020. E-Library Instructions

Hi West!  I have missed you!  I made a quick video to remind you how to access our E-Library.  Remember, you access the E-library through Classlink.  You will look for the app that is blue with an orange lightbulb outline.  The app is called Destiny. Watch the video and email me if you have any questions!  I hope everyone is well!  Enjoy a book!  Share this library with your brothers and sisters and even your parents!  They might enjoy a book also!  I hope to see all of you soon!
Mrs. France

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome  back WCMS!  I hope you had a great summer and spent some time relaxing and reading!  If you found some new books we might need in our WCMS library, please stop by the library and let me know!  I can't wait to hear about your summer and we can compare notes about some new books!!

New Books In The Library!!!

Hi WCMS Dragons!  We are excited to introduce some great new books in the WCMS library!  We ordered the books that you suggested and they look great and are ready for check-out!  Please stop by and visit the library and check them out!!

Winter Break Bingo Card

Hello WCMS Students!  I have included a Winter Break Reading Bingo card challenge!  Look at the card and see if you can complete each square during our Winter Break!  If you complete the entire page - let me know when we get back!  There might be a small reward for your dedication to reading!
 
Even if you don't attempt the Bingo card, please try to find some time to read during your break.  You can read our ebooks by going to www.destinydiscover.com and log in as a shared user.  That means all of us have the same username and password.  That will allow you to read the ebooks, but not check them out.  The username is wcms (all lowercase) and the password is dragons (all lowercase).  Enjoy!
 

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome to the WCMS Library!  Mrs. Speroff and I have been very busy - along with a few very good volunteers - trying to get our library ready for you!  21,000 books came over to our new school in boxes and we are getting them on the shelves for you to enjoy!  I have missed you this summer!  I hope you all have a very nice summer and got a chance to spend some time with a good book!  We will have library soon and we can talk about some great new books that I have read and want to share with you!  Happy Reading!!!

Warm Up With A Good Book!

The winter months are the best time to curl up with some hot chocolate and a good book!  It is too cold to spend much time outside - so no better time to read than now.  We have some great books to choose from and don't forget our E-Library!  There is an app on your IPAD (Discovery) or you can find it at wbb11171.follettshelf.com.  Your username is the first letter of your first name + . + your last name.  (n.france).  Your password is 12345.  Enjoy!!!  We are just about to add 300 more books to our elibrary!

Summer Reading Suggestions from the Library!

Summer Reading Suggestions 2017

Collierville Middle Schools

Collierville Middle School and Schilling Farms Middle School

 

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

The Jumbies by Tracy Baptiste

El Deafo by Cece Bell

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation) by Daniel James Brown

Drowned City:  Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown.

Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko

The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff

The Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay Hosler

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jahleigh Johnson

Rain Reign by Ann Martin

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer.

Mark of the Thief by Jennifer Nielson

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Pax by Sarah Pennypacker

Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip through the Motown Sound by Andrea Davis Pickney

No Summit out of Sight by Jordan Romero

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Hoodoo by Ronald Smith

Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre

Loot:  How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

 

 

 

 

Some of the above are suggested by the librarians and some were also on the Volunteer State Book Award Nominee list for the Middle School Division 2016-2018. Happy Reading!

 

Nancy France, SFMS Librarian

Gina Seeley, CMS Librarian

 

 

Encyclopedia Britannica!

We are reviewing Encyclopedia Britannica in the library!  The students are working through research questions to make themselves familiar with the website.  It is a fantastic website for our students to use with any of their research needs.  Please feel free to use this site with your students!!!

January In The Library!

Hello Stallions!  I hope everyone had time to read over the Christmas Break!  We have been busy in the library....All 6th and 7th grade students are now using the e-library!  8th grade students will be trained in January!  You are going to love it!
Remember:  the website is wbb11171.follettshelf.com
Your username SHOULD be the first letter of your first name and ALL of your last name (ex. John Smith = jsmith)  
Your password is 12345
Our SFMS book budget will be used by adding to the e-library this year.
Get reading!!!
I can't wait to hear what books you have been enjoying!  Keep me posted!

November in the Library!

We are exploring Encyclopedia Britannica in the SFMS library this month!  The students will find and evaluate different topics and find answers to questions using the website of Britannica Online!  Please share this information with your family.  There are many interesting topics to be discovered on Britannica!

September in the Library!

In September, we will be making book trailers in the library for all SFMS students to enjoy!  We are hoping to have then linked to the library page for students to enjoy from home.  Hopefully - this will give our students some new ideas of possible books to read.  
September is Library Card Month!  Please stop by the Collierville Burch Library to get a library card!  The library has over 50,000 ebooks to choose from and many selections in print form!  Also - take advantage of the book store inside the library lobby.  They have great books for purchase for $1.00!!!!  Hope to see you there!

Battle of the Books!!!!

We are starting our Battle of the Books club.  The first meeting will be Thursday Sept. 8 from 3:15 - 4:15.  The meeting will be held in the art room on the 300 hallway!  I can't wait to see you there!!!